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  • Overseas Overseas Quick View

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    Overseas

    FLANAGANS FIRST TRIO ALBUM AND HIS DEBUT AS A LEADER!


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    THE WAY THIS MUSIC WAS MEANT TO BE HEARD - 180 gram VINYL AUDIOPHILE PRESSING

    1. Relaxin' At Camarillo

    2. Chelsea Bridge

    3. Eclypso

    4. Beat's Up

    5. Skal Brothers

    6. Little Rock

    7. Verdandi

    8. Delarna

    9. Willow Weep For Me
    10. Verdandi (Alternate Take)

    Tommy Flanagan
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    Saxophone Colossus

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Direct Metal Mastering


    Sonny Rollins' 1956 masterpiece Saxophone Colossus was the tenor saxophonist's career defining release, officially elevating his status to that of the jazz elite. The iconic 5-song set finds Rollins in a quartet setting with Tommy Flanagan (piano), Doug Watkins (bass) and Max Roach (drums) performing a trio of essential originals and two equally as impressive standards. Hands down one of the greatest albums ever issued on the Prestige label!

    1. Saint Thomas
    2. You Don´t Know What Love Is
    3. Strode Rode
    4. Moritat
    5. Blue 7
    Sonny Rollins
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  • At Ease With Coleman Hawkins At Ease With Coleman Hawkins Quick View

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    At Ease With Coleman Hawkins

    Recorded in 1960 by the inimitable Rudy Van Gelder at his studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, At Ease With Coleman Hawkins finds tenor saxophonist
    Coleman Hawkins (nicknamed Hawk) effortlessly gliding through eight outstanding tracks in his trademark breathy tone. Miles Davis once said, "When I
    heard Hawk, I learned to play ballads," and At Ease shows why - at every turn - Hawkins blows with cool, understated beauty. Joined for this date by
    Tommy Flanagan on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums, Hawk turns in a laid-back, dream-like suite of ballads worthy of a
    spot in every sophisticated jazz fan's LP collection.
    1. For You, For Me, For Evermore
    2. While We're Young
    3. Then I'll Be Tired Of You
    4. Mighty Like A Rose
    5. At Dawning
    6. Trouble Is A Man
    7. Poor Butterfly
    8. I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
    Coleman Hawkins
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    Out of the Afternoon

    A 1962 set from the Roy Haynes Quartet which, at the time, consisted of Haynes, Henry Grimes on bass, Tommy Flanagan on piano and Roland Kirk on saxes, manzello, stritch and flutes. The album is a delightful mix of technique in arrangement and performance, with all of the musicians delivering terrific work Haynes' drumming is absolutely wonderful here, lightly dancing around the other instruments. Flanagan's piano playing is equally light and delicate, and Grimes' bass work is outstanding. There's not much that can be said about Kirk's sax and flute work that hasn't already been said a hundred times.


    Roy Haynes, drums
    Tommy Flanagan, piano
    Henry Grimes, bass
    Rahsaan Roland Kirk, flute, percussion, tenor saxophone

    1. Moon Ray
    2. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
    3. Raoul
    4. Snap Crackle
    5. If I Should Lose You
    6. Long Wharf
    7. Some Other Spring
    Roy Haynes
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    Jeru

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    While Gerry Mulligan was famous in the 1950s for leading pianoless quartets, he never had anything against pianists; in fact he often played piano himself. This 1962 quintet session finds Jeru utilizing the strong talents of pianist Tommy Flanagan along with bassist Ben Tucker, drummer Dave Bailey, and the congas of Alec Dorsey to play seven songs (all but Get Out of Town are somewhat obscure). Mulligan is in fine form and the music is quite enjoyable.


    - Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

    1. Capricious
    2. Here I'll Stay
    3. Inside Impromptu
    4. You've Come Home
    5. Get Out Of Town
    6. Blue Boy
    7. Lonely Town
    8. Jeru
    Gerry Mulligan
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    Quiet Kenny

    Trumpet giant Kenny Dorham is joined here by an all-star rhythm section featuring Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Art Taylor.
    1. Lotus Blossom
    2. My Ideal
    3. Blue Friday
    4. Alone Together
    5. Blue Spring Shuffle
    6. I Had The Craziest Dream
    7. Old Folks
    8. Mack The Knife
    Kenny Dorham
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    Blues-ette

    Any serious jazz collection is incomplete without this record - All Music Guide


    Featuring Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Garrison & Al Harewood.

    1. Five Spot After Dark
    2. Undecided
    3. Blues-ette
    4. Minor Vamp
    5. Love Your Spell Is Everywhere

    6. Twelve-Inch
    Curtis Fuller Quintet
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    Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane

    1958 release teams Coltrane and guitarist Kenny Burrell support by an all-star cast of bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Jimmy Cobb, and pianist Tommy Flanagan. Tracks: Freight Train, I Never Knew, Lyresto, Why Was I Born?, Big Paul.
    Freight Trane
    I Never Knew
    Lyresto
    Why Was I Born?
    Big Paul

    Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane
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    The Book Cooks

    There is nothing contrived about the kind of playing that comes jolting out of Booker Ervin's tenor saxophone and the great quality of soul reflected on the six tracks of The Book Cooks. The album is introduced by George Tucker's bass on "The Blue Book" followed by Tommy Flanagan, Booker Ervin, Tommy Turrentine and Zoot Sims in that order.
    1. The Blue Book
    2. Git It
    3. Little Jane
    4. The Book Cooks
    5. Largo
    6. Poor Butterfly
    Booker Ervin
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  • The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard Quick View

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    The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard

    Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard leads a particularly talented sextet (with trombonist Curtis Fuller, a rare outing away from Sun Ra for tenor-saxophonist John Gilmore, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Art Davis and drummer Louis Hayes) on three of his originals and strong versions of Summertime and Caravan.

    1. Caravan
    2. Bob's Place
    3. Happy Times
    4. Summertime
    5. The 7th Day
    Freddie Hubbard
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    Bean Bags

    1959's Bean Bags features a meeting of greats with vibraphonist Milt Jackson and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Assisted by a top-notch quartet (pianist Tommy Flanagan, guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Eddie Jones, and drummer Connie Kay), Bean Bags features a pair of excellent Jackson originals to go along with a couple of fine ballads.
    1. Close Your Eyes
    2. Stuffy
    3. Don't Take Your Love From Me
    4. Get Happy
    5. Sandra's Blues
    6. Indian Blues
    Milt Jackson and Coleman Hawkins
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    Saxophone Colossus

    Saxophone Colossus is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It was recorded on June 22, 1956, with producers Bob Weinstock and Rudy Van Gelder at the latter's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Rollins led a quartet on the album that included pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Max Roach. Saxophone Colossus was released later that year by Prestige Records to critical success and helped establish Rollins as a prominent jazz artist.
    1. Saint Thomas
    2. You Don´t Know What Love Is
    3. Strode Rode
    4. Moritat
    5. Blue 7
    Sonny Rollins
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  • The Song Book (Pre-Order) The Song Book (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Song Book (Pre-Order)

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Of Booker Ervin's nine Prestige albums, this one is special because it presents him exclusively in the contexts of standard songs. Ervin's aggressiveness, his ferocity, his incomparable Texas spaciousness of sound and style, are undiminished. But the compositions provide familiar guideposts by which to track his explorations, which were unfailingly full of adventure and daring. In his only recorded appearance with Ervin, pianist Tommy Flanagan balances the music with his customary elegance. On bass and drums are Ervin's frequent recording companions Richard Davis and Alan Dawson.

    1. The Lamp is Low
    2. Come Sunday
    3. All the Things You Are
    4. Just Friends
    5. Yesterdays
    6. Our Love is Here to Stay
    Booker Ervin
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  • The Cats (Pre-Order) The Cats (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Cats (Pre-Order)

    In 1957, the greatest year for recorded music including modern jazz, Detroit was a hot spot, a centerpiece to many hometown heroes as well as short-term residents like John Coltrane and Miles Davis. It was here that Trane connected with pianist Tommy Flanagan, subsequently headed for the East Coast, and recorded this seminal hard bop album. In tow were fellow Detroiters -- drummer Louis Hayes, bassist Doug Watkins, and guitarist Kenny Burrell, with the fine trumpeter from modern big bands Idrees Sulieman as the sixth wheel.

    From the opening number, the classic Minor Mishap, you realize something special is happening. Flanagan is energized, playing bright and joyous melody lines, comping and soloing like the blossoming artist he was. Coltrane is effervescent and inspired, hot off the presses from the Miles Davis Quintet and searching for more expressionism. The other hard bop originals, Eclypso and Solacium, easily burn with a cool flame not readily associated with East Coast jazz. Flanagan himself is the catalyst more than the horns -- dig his soaring, animated solo on Eclypso as he quotes Jeepers Creepers. The near 12-minute blues Tommy's Tune is the perfect vehicle for Burrell, a prelude for his classics of the same period All Day Long and All Night Long. The lone trio session, on the standard How Long Has This Been Going On?, is regarded as quintessential Flanagan, and quite indicative of the Midwestern Motor City flavor Flanagan and his many peers brought into the mainstream jazz of the day and beyond. One yearns for alternate takes of this session.

    The Cats is a prelude to much more music from all of these masters that would come within a very short time period thereafter, and cannot come more highly recommended. It's a must-buy for the ages.

    -Michael G. Nasto (All Music Guide)

    1. Minor Mishap
    2. How Long Has This Been Going On?
    3. Eclypso
    4. Solacium
    5. Tommy's Time
    Flanagan / Coltrane / Burrell / Sulieman
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  • Today And Now Today And Now Quick View

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    Today And Now

    Coleman Hawkins recorded three sessions for Impulse Records in the early to mid '60's. Of the three, Today And Now is the most compelling and the unusual choice of repertoire is what sets the album apart. The Hawk plays with an abandon that is altogether effortless throughout and his versions of the traditional song Go Li'l Liza and the fairly obscure Quincy Jones ballad Quintessence are creatively rendered. His band consisting of pianist Tommy Flanagan, bass player Major Holley and drummer Eddie Locke, back the tenor king here with a similar imaginative approach. A largely impromptu session, each song develops and evolves with each chorus, and it would serve as one of Hawkins' last great records.
    1. Go Li'l Liza
    2. Quintessence
    3. Don't Love Me
    4. Love Song From 'Apache'
    5. Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
    6. Swingin' Scotch
    7. Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
    Coleman Hawkins
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    Jazz Way Out

    Limited Edition of 500 on Audiophile Clear Vinyl


    This album was conceived and recorded in 1958 as an experimentation by some of the important "new" faces in modern jazz of those days, under the leadership of Wilbur Harden, with the young talented John Coltrane, the fresh voiced Curtis Fuller and Tommy Flanagan that blend opinions and expression in an album of extended improvisational forms. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).


    About Audiophile Clear Vinyl

    Audiophile Clear Vinyl is made using the highest quality co-polymer available and processed without any carbon additive in order to dramatically reduce the "electrical distortion" often found on records. By itself the co-polymer of vinyl is transparent. In order to make the record black in color the plant must use a carbon additive with trace metals that can become magnetized. This is what causes electrical distortion during playback. That is the reason why we choose to offer our records in the following manner:


    - Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV)


    - 140 gram limited to 500 copies


    - 25 minutes maximum per side

    1. Dial Africa
    2. Rhodomagnetics (Take 1)*
    3. Gold Coast
    4. Oomba


    *Bonus Track

    John Coltrane
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  • Collectors' Items Collectors' Items Quick View

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    Collectors' Items


    Special Vinyl Reissue In A Series Of Special 2014 Releases Commemorating The 65th Anniversary Of Prestige Records And The 90th Birthday Of Legendary
    Recording Engineer Rudy Van Gelder


    Originally released in 1956, Collectors' Items consists of two studio sessions recorded over roughly three years, with a menagerie of musicians taking
    part. Because of the amount of time between each session (1953 and 1956), fans will get an intimate peek into the artistic maturation of the esteemed
    artists who took part in the recordings. Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker (who recorded under the name "Charlie Chan" to avoid contractual issues while
    under a rival label), Paul Chambers, Art Taylor and Tommy Flanagan were just some of the names who joined Davis in the studio. Collectors' Items opens
    the studio doors to listeners, allowing them to take part in a moment-Charlie Parker trying out a new King tenor sax; Miles Davis informally improvising;
    the band recording "Round About Midnight" at six PM, due to the studio closing down for the night. Ira Gitler's liner notes recall details like this-adding
    dimension and a context to the album's tracks. This is most definitely a Collectors' Item for any jazz fan.

    1. The Serpent's Tooth [Take 1]
    2. The Serpent's Tooth [Take 2]
    3. 'Round Midnight
    4. Compulsion
    5. No Line
    6. Vierd Blues
    7. In Your Own Sweet Way
    Miles Davis
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  • Quiet Kenny Quiet Kenny Quick View

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    Quiet Kenny

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Quiet Kenny is yet another reminder of what a trumpet giant Kenny Dorham was. Whether limning ballads such as My Ideal, Alone Together, I Had the Craziest Dream, and Old Folks, or investigating the timelessness and intricacies of the blues (his originals in this set with Blue in their titles), the former Charlie Parker cohort and ex-Jazz Messenger exhibits his subtle swing, personal sound, and finely-honed harmonic sense. Along the way these reflections and connections with Bird, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Harry James, and Louis Armstrong make for a rich legacy. With Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers and Arthur Taylor

    1. Lotus Blossom
    2. My Ideal
    3. Blue Friday
    4. Alone Togeather
    5. Blue Spring Shuffle
    6. I Had The Craziest Dream
    7. Old Folks
    8. Mack the Knife
    Kenny Dorham
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    Boss Tenor

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    For nearly a quarter-century, beginning in 1950, tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons (1925-1974) was among the brightest stars in the Prestige Records firmament. Whether leading, or partaking in, one of Prestige's jam sessions, immersing himself in the organ-dominated blues and gospel grooves that in the 1950s came to be called "soul jazz," or digging deep for heart-rending ballads, Ammons was multiply masterful. And in 1960, leading a quintet featuring the impeccable pianist Tommy Flanagan, plus Ray Barretto's piquant congas, he produced the insuperable Boss Tenor.


    From the blues that drips from "Hittin' the Jug" and "Blue Ammons" to the infectious medium bounce of the standards "Close Your Eyes" and "Canadian Sunset," and from the sophisticated swing of "Stompin' at the Savoy" to the finger-poppin' bop of "Confirmation" and the after-hours balladry of "My Romance," Boss Tenor has something for everyone claiming to be a fan of modern jazz.

    1. Hittin' The Jug
    2. Close Your Eyes
    3. My Romance
    4. Canadian Sunset
    5. Blue Ammons
    6. Confirmation
    7. Savoy
    Gene Ammons
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    Motor City Scene


    Offtimes a look back at the past is not a good thing, but in this case it is something to be fondly remembered. - Audiophile Audition


    One of the most hard-hitting sessions ever recorded for the Bethlehem label - and a rare date for the imprint by the team of trumpeter Donald Byrd and saxophonist Pepper Adams! The style here is similar to work the pair recorded for Riverside and Blue Note at the same time - razor-sharp hardbop, played with a strong sense of imagination, and plenty of room for drawn-out, creatively-blown solos. Adams is especially great - playing the baritone here with the leanness of a tenor sax - but Byrd is wonderful too, and really starts to break out of some of the more staid modes of his work from a few years back.


    The group's a sextet that includes guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Hey Lewis (another name for Mel Lewis?) - on titles that include Trio, Philson, Libeccio, and Bitty Ditty.

    1. Stardust
    2. Philson
    3. Trio
    4. Libeccio
    5. Bitty Ditty
    Donald Byrd
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    Rights Of Swing (Pure Pleasure)

    This Candid recording is such a major success that it is surprising that altoist Phil Woods has rarely recorded in this context. The all-star octet not only features the altoist/leader but trumpeter Benny Bailey, trombonist Curtis Fuller, baritone saxophonist Sahib Shihab, the innovative French horn player Julius Watkins (a major factor in this music), pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Buddy Catlett, and drummer Osie Johnson. This set consists entirely of Woods' five-part Rights of Swing suite, which clocks in around 38 minutes. The colourful arrangements use the distinctive horns in inventive fashion and the music (which leaves room for many concise solos) holds one's interest throughout. One of Phil Woods' finest recordings, it's a true gem.




    Musicians:



    • Phil Woods (alto saxophone)

    • Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone)

    • Benny Bailey (trumpet)

    • Curtis Fuller, Willie Dennis (trombone)

    • Julius Watkins (french horn)

    • Tommy Flanagan (piano)

    • Buddy Catlett (bass)

    • Osie Johnson, Granville Roker (drums)




    Recording: January and February 1961 at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York, by Bob d'Orleans

    Production: Nat Hentoff




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Prelude And Part I
    2. Part II (Ballad)
    3. Part III (Waltz)
    4. Part IV (Scherzo)
    5. Part V (Presto)
    Phil Woods Quartet
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    Giant Steps (Mono Remaster)

    Mono Remaster


    History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed the likes of which may never truly be appreciated. Giant Steps bore the double-edged sword of furthering the cause of the music as well as delivering it to an increasingly mainstream audience.


    Although this was John Coltrane's debut for Atlantic, he was concurrently performing and recording with Miles Davis. Within the space of less than three weeks, Coltrane would complete his work with Davis and company on another genre-defining disc, Kind of Blue, before commencing his efforts on this one.


    Coltrane (tenor sax) is flanked by essentially two different trios. Recording commenced in early May of 1959 with a pair of sessions that featured Tommy Flanagan (piano) and Art Taylor (drums), as well as Paul Chambers -- who was the only band member other than Coltrane to have performed on every date. When recording resumed in December of that year, Wynton Kelly (piano) and Jimmy Cobb (drums) were instated -- replicating the lineup featured on Kind of Blue, sans Miles Davis of course.


    At the heart of these recordings, however, is the laser-beam focus of Coltrane's tenor solos. All seven pieces issued on the original Giant Steps are likewise Coltrane compositions. He was, in essence, beginning to rewrite the jazz canon with material that would be centered on solos -- the 180-degree antithesis of the art form up to that point. These arrangements would create a place for the solo to become infinitely more compelling. This would culminate in a frenetic performance style that noted jazz journalist Ira Gitler accurately dubbed sheets of sound. Coltrane's polytonal torrents extricate the amicable and otherwise cordial solos that had begun decaying the very exigency of the genre -- turning it into the equivalent of easy listening.


    He wastes no time as the disc's title track immediately indicates a progression from which there would be no looking back. Line upon line of highly cerebral improvisation snake between the melody and solos, practically fusing the two. The resolute intensity of Countdown does more to modernize jazz in 141 seconds than many artists do in their entire careers. Tellingly, the contrasting and ultimately pastoral Naima was the last tune to be recorded, and is the only track on the original long-player to feature the Kind of Blue quartet. What is lost in tempo is more than recouped in intrinsic melodic beauty.


    - Lindsay Planer (AllMusic.com)

    1. Giant Steps (Mono Version)
    2. Cousin Mary (Mono Version)
    3. Countdown (Mono Version)
    4. Spiral (Mono Version)
    5. Syeeda's Song Flute (Mono Version)
    6. Naima (Mono Version)
    7. Mr. P.C. (Mono Version)
    John Coltrane
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    Newport Rebels (Pure Pleasure)

    The jazz experience just doesn't get any better than this! Newport Rebels was nominated for Sterophile's Records To Die For because of Roy Eldridge's ballsy, all-out trumpet playing on Mysterious Blues and Me and You. Eldridge approached the horn as if neither he nor it had limits - his electrifying, perfectly paced solos prove him right. Neither do the other musicians disappoint. The result is jazz tastefully stretched beyond traditional roots. And the late-1960s, direct-to-two-track recording guarantees a natural sound with few production artifacts.




    Musicians:



    • Abbey Lincoln (vocal)

    • Booker Little, Benny Bailey, Roy Eldridge (trumpet)

    • Jimmy Knepper, Julian Priester (trombone)

    • Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone)

    • Walter Benton (tenor saxophone)

    • Kenny Dorham, Tommy Flanagan (piano)

    • Charles Mingus, Peck Morrison (bass)

    • Max Roach, Jo Jones (drums)




    Recording: November 1960 at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island, and Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City

    Production: Nat Hentoff




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Mysterious Blues
    2. Cliff Walk
    3. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
    4. Taint Nobodys Bizness If I Do
    5. Me and You
    Jazz Artists Guild
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Out of the Afternoon (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    Roy Haynes - despite his 80 years still an active drummer and bandleader - can look back upon an extraordinary career. Almost more than any other drummer, he defined the rhythm of modern playing 'behind the drums'. A role in the background gave him no satisfaction, so it is no wonder that he has more than 30 LPs to his name.



    The present recording, which his Quartet made together with the blind multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk in Rudy Van Gelder's studio in 1962, is certainly one of his very best. The seven numbers not only offer astounding moments of 'drum talk', and of syncopation carried out with absolute precision, they also offer the main soloist Roland Kirk the opportunity to display his amazing technique of simultaneous performance on some unusual instruments, in Moon Ray for example, or his use of various types of flute in Snap Crackle (see the cover text for further details), and his wealth of ideas in the ballads (If I Should Lose You).



    Perfect recording technique, brilliant arrangements of standard numbers, highly original evergreens, all played by true giants of their respective instruments - what better reasons are there to obtain this fantastic LP with its lavish gatefold sleeve?





    Musicians:



    • Tommy Flanagan (piano)

    • Henry Grimes (bass)

    • Rahsaan Roland Kirk (flute, percussion, tenor saxophone, stritch, manzello)

    • Roy Haynes (drums)




    Recording: May 1962 at Rudy Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., USA, by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Bob Thiele





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Moon Ray
    2. Fly Me To The Moon
    3. Raoul
    4. Snap Crackle
    5. If I Should Lose You
    6. Long Wharf
    7. Some Other Spring
    Roy Haynes Quartet
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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